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Hidden Treasure

  I was cleaning out my closets the other day and came across this hidden treasure.  I actually forgot I had this book.  The cover isn’t in the best of shape, but the inside is pristine.  Of course I had to stop cleaning and get lost in WDW for a while.  This book was published in 1986 and there are some very good photos of attractions that are no longer around - the Fantasyland Skyway, 20,000...Read More...

A Little Theme Park Music?

As a child of the ‘90’s, I spent my childhood singing along to the music of Alan Menken and Howard Ashman. However, long before those two invited me to be their guest or go under the sea, another duo had kids tapping their feet. The Sherman brothers provided the soundtrack for some of Disney’s biggest hits, including Mary Poppins and Bedknobs and Broomsticks. They had the honor of working directly for Walt Disney on films such...Read More...

Whatever Happened to Tart ‘n’ Tinys?

This past weekend, I was going through my Disney Collection looking for inspiration for this article.  My brother and his family were with me and while we were discussing topics, we came across these old, empty candy containers.  My brother got very nostalgic and suggested I write about Tart ‘n’ Tinys.  I wasn’t sure.  Write about a candy once produced by the Willy Wonka Candy Company on RetroDisneyWorld.com?   What would people think?  But, the thing is...Read More...

Retro Sunday – Being A Monorail Co-Pilot

This is a retro activity that like many of our favorites, is no longer available.  Hanging on a bulletin board by my computer is my monorail co-pilot license.  I did some researching and couldn't find a totally retro/vintage version, but it made me think about if anybody had any neat or fun memories of riding up front.  Being a kid, it always took some guts to ask if you could ride up front, well at least...Read More...

Magic Kingdom Memories…My very first visit to Walt Disney World

Well it was early December, 1973, and my dad came home from work and said, "get your stuff packed....we're taking a trip to Florida".  Can a 12 year old get much more excited when hearing those words?  Six of us (my parents, my grandparents on my dad's side, and my sister, piled into our brown Chrysler New Yorker and made the trip from Maine to Florida.  After two full days of driving (this was the beginning...Read More...

My First Time to WDW

1985.  The year I learned about Walt Disney World.  I grew up in Colorado and knew that Disneyland existed, but I never really knew that there was a Walt Disney World - until 1985.  I was 15 years old - lots of attitude and big hair.  Despite all that, my parents decided to take us on our first "real" family vacation.  My first airplane trip took me over 1,500 miles to a World I never dreamed...Read More...